Team

Christine Black

Christine

My name is Christine Black. I am 44 years old and the Head teacher of the International Montessori English Speaking Preschool in Munich. I am married with two grown children and 1 grandchild. I am British from Northern England. I have lived in Munich for 13 years and worked at the Preschool for 8 years.

I am a Montessori-trained teacher, with NAMC Diploma Qualification. I also have a Child Psychology Diploma, and a Social Work with Children and Families Diploma. Additionally, I have an Aromatherapy Diploma - a skill I use to create a peaceful environment for the children.

My interests are photography, cooking and gardening.

I became a teacher because I enjoy teaching small children new things every day and sparking their interests. I chose the Montessori path because I believe in teaching children to respect one another, their environment, and for our world. And I love that the Montessori philosophy develops the whole child. It's a joy to watch these wonderful children grow and mature into curious little citizens of the planet. I am always looking forward to working with each child's unique approach to learning, as they follow their own independent ideas.

Sita Pereira-Schneider

Sita

My name is Sita Pereira-Schneider. I am 31 years old and the German teacher at the Preschool. I am married. I am half German and half Dutch. I lived in Munich until the age of 8 and then grew up in Dubai, coming back to Munich in 2000. I grew up speaking mainly English, but also fluent German. I studied 3 and half years in England.

As a child, I was in a Montessori Kindergarten and school, and those were wonderful years.

I became a teacher because I enjoy teaching small children new things and I like to see the development of the Child. I chose the Montessori path because I love the Idea of Maria Montessori's method, and I love that the Montessori philosophy develops the whole child.

Olivia Koegl

Olivia

I am from Munich but I have lived in Sydney, Australia for the last 5 years. I have worked in Early Childhood since 2009.

I hold a Certificate in Children’s Services and a Diploma of Children’s Services (Sydney) and have worked as the group leader for the 3-6 year old children in the preschool of the University of Technology, Sydney for the last two years. I also hold a Magister Artium (M.A.) in Psycholinguistics and an additional qualification in Speech Pathology from the Ludwig- Maximilians-University Munich.

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